Archive for January, 2018

Berge Bulk Ship named in honour of the Isle of Man

Berge Bulk Ship named in honour of the Isle of Man
Dick Welsh in front of the Berge Snaefell The latest in a series of ships for the bulk carrier giant, Berge Bulk, has been named after the Isle of Man’s famous mountain, Snaefell. Berge Bulk is one of the Isle of Man Ship Registry’s largest clients. It is one of the world’s leading independent...
January 17th, 2018 | Flags, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, January 17, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, January 17, 2018)
Dr. Platon , Monokroussos, Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Long-dated euro area government bonds were modestly firmer in European trade on Wednesday after newswires conveyed that the ECB is...
January 17th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Families meet to commemorate wartime British seamen lost on HMS Narwhal

Families meet to commemorate wartime British seamen lost on HMS Narwhal
WWII submarine HMS Narwhal. Families meet to commemorate wartime British seamen lost on HMS Narwhal By Piotr Michalik A group of intrepid Polish divers were in London for an emotional meeting on January 12, 2018, with relatives of the brave seamen who served on HMS Narwhal, a British submarine sunk...
January 17th, 2018 | Military, News | Read More

IUA identifies London Insurance Market priorities for 2018

IUA identifies London Insurance Market priorities for 2018
Dave Matcham Regulatory developments dominate priorities identified for the London company insurance market in 2018 by the International Underwriting Association. Whilst preparations for Brexit will continue to attract a great deal of attention, the year will also see firms adapting to several other...
January 17th, 2018 | Associations, Insurance and Reinsurance, IUA, Marine Insurance | Read More

OCIMF appoint Rob Drysdale from International Marine Transportation Limited as new Director

OCIMF appoint Rob Drysdale from International Marine Transportation Limited as new Director
Rob Drysdale 17 January 2018 – (LONDON) The Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) are pleased to announce the appointment of Rob Drysdale as the new OCIMF Director. The handover will take place at ExCom 81 in June when BP’s Captain Andrew Cassels, who has served as Director for three years,...
January 17th, 2018 | Associations, HR, Person Profiles | Read More

The BDI’s winter Blues…

The BDI’s winter Blues…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 43 points earlier on today and now reads 1,221 sending mixed messages. Geopolitics in jeopardy. John Faraclas’ brief recap: The Capers loss of 221 points was the talk in the Square Mile earlier on today. At 2,010 points looks vulnerable and if, repeat if...
January 16th, 2018 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

14+1 reasons to visit Astypalea island in 2018

14+1 reasons to visit Astypalea island in 2018
. The winter holidays are over, and you’re bracing for the cold months ahead. Sounds like the perfect time to start thinking about that summer getaway? Oh yes! Feeling the white sand in between your toes already? That’s a good start! Keep that ultimate summer escape in your mind and go with it. Don’t...
January 16th, 2018 | Holidays, Maritime Tourism, People and Places, Tourism | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  16-Jan-2018 ANCHORAGE CLOSED TO SHIPPING Port Kembla, Australia DREDGING AT KWAI TSING CONTAINER TERMINAL 8 WEST Hong Kong SUSPENSION DUE TO WEATHER Beaumont, United States Anchorage closed to shipping Tuesday, January 16, 2018, Port Kembla, Australia Following notification...
January 16th, 2018 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

5 Hot Topics in Today’s Maritime World

5 Hot Topics in Today’s Maritime World
February 28, 2018 – Houston, Texas Focus on Solutions to Today’s Maritime Issues Cyber Threats Big Data Autonomous Shipping Changing Workforce Fuels post 2020 and more. . . You know the issues. . . It’s time to start “Focusing on Solutions in Today’s Maritime World” Join...
January 16th, 2018 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums | Read More

Crowley’s Inland Transportation team reorganizes, names new leaders

Crowley’s Inland Transportation team reorganizes, names new leaders
l to r: Shiju Zacharia, Kara Bryant and Greg Durr (JACKSONVILLE, Fla.; Jan. 16, 2018) ­– Crowley Logistics announced today the reorganization of its inland transportation group to further enhance its service to customers, build a foundation for growth and create greater strategic focus for four key...
January 16th, 2018 | Company Profiles, Logistics, Person Profiles | Read More

Kommer Damen opens Damen Area Support China

Kommer Damen opens Damen Area Support China
l to r: Mr. Chen Yu (intern, Damen China Support Company ), Mr. John Zhou (Managing Director, Damen China Support Company), Mr. Michiel Hendrikx (Regional Sales Director, Damen Shipyards Gorinchem), Mr. Kommer Damen (Chairman, Damen Shipyards Group), Teresa Wang (Office Manager, Damen China Support Company). On...
January 16th, 2018 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ship Conversions, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shiprepair, Technical, Technology | Read More

Growth sparks 17 more jobs for 70-strong exporter Fracino

Growth sparks 17 more jobs for 70-strong exporter Fracino
Fuelling the growth pipeline: front row, centre, Fracino MD, Adrian Maxwell with new team members. The latest raft of appointments for Birmingham coffee machine manufacturer Fracino  – which  exports to over 70 countries worldwide – brings the multi-award winning team to 70-strong. The...
January 16th, 2018 | Consumers Market, Food and Drink, Jobs, Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Diana fixes post-panamax bulker Phaidra on period with Uniper

Diana fixes post-panamax bulker Phaidra on period with Uniper
ATHENS, GREECE, January 16, 2018 – Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX), (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of dry bulk vessels, today announced that, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, it has entered into a time charter contract with Uniper Global...
January 16th, 2018 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Fixtures, Markets, Stock Markets | Read More

ISALOS Conference: World Trade & Commerce: why Go Maritime in this turbulent era?

ISALOS Conference: World Trade & Commerce: why Go Maritime in this turbulent era?
The London Hellenic Centre For the first time, Isalos.net (the new educational initiative of the Naftika Chronika magazine), in collaboration with the Greek Shipping Cooperation Committee, is hosting a conference in London titled “World Trade & Commerce: why Go Maritime in this turbulent era?.” The...
January 16th, 2018 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Maritime Education and Training | Read More

First ever container ship to receive cyber enabled ship descriptive note ‘Cyber AL3 SECURE PERFORM (Energy Management System)’ is delivered

First ever container ship to receive cyber enabled ship descriptive note ‘Cyber AL3 SECURE PERFORM (Energy Management System)’ is delivered
An image of MV COSCO Shipping Aries 20K TEU container ship built by NACKS has an energy management system cyber-certified by LR 16 January 2018 – MV COSCO Shipping Aries, delivered to COSCOS today, is the first ever container ship to receive LR’s Cyber-enabled ship (CES) descriptive note ‘Cyber...
January 16th, 2018 | Classification Societies, Container shipping, News, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

DNV GL launches new JDP to test biodegradable lubricants

DNV GL launches new JDP to test biodegradable lubricants
Oil sample bottles Oslo/Hamburg, 16 January 2018: Classification society DNV GL has launched a new joint development project (JDP) in cooperation with marine insurers The Swedish Club, Norwegian Hull Club, Gard and Skuld to test the potential influence of Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants (EALs)...
January 16th, 2018 | Bunkering, Classification Societies, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Technical, Technology | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, January 16, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, January 16, 2018)
Dr. Platon , Monokroussos, Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: The USD showed signs of stabilization in European trade on Tuesday while US Treasuries and euro area bonds were little changed with...
January 16th, 2018 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Aldermore appoints head of specialist vehicle valuation

Aldermore appoints head of specialist vehicle valuation
Tim Bearder Aldermore, the specialist bank, has announced the appointment of Tim Bearder as Head of Specialist Vehicle Valuations, a key role within the Bank’s Business Finance division. The new role, will see Tim be responsible for vehicle valuations in the newly created Specialist Car team at Aldermore. Tim,...
January 16th, 2018 | Automobiles, Banking, Car trade, Company Profiles, Finance, HR, News, Person Profiles | Read More

Hill Dickinson: Shipping case digest – January 2018

Hill Dickinson: Shipping case digest – January 2018
. Shipping case digest January 2018 Welcome to this month’s edition of our shipping case digest, providing you with concise and useful summaries of recent legal decisions in the shipping market. Transgrain Shipping (Singapore) Pte Limited -v- Yangtze Navigation (Hong Kong) Co. Limited [2017] EWCA...
January 16th, 2018 | Insight, Legal, Reports | Read More

Dan Hook: Five key steps for the operation of autonomous vessels

Dan Hook: Five key steps for the operation of autonomous vessels
The C-Worker 7 at sea (Source: ASV Global) Dan Hook CEng, MRINA is a qualified Naval Architect and Chartered Engineer with over 15 years’ experience in the unmanned marine industry. Dan currently holds the position of Senior Director – Business Development at ASV Global. Dan has built a vibrant team...
January 16th, 2018 | P and I Clubs, Technical, Technology | Read More

BDI: the fall continues…

BDI: the fall continues…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost earlier on today another fifteen points and now stands at 1,264 which is 983 points below the end of December 2013 level! CAUTION! John Faraclas’ daily briefing: The Capes lost 65 points and the BCI now reads 2,231 points. Losses for the Panamaxes with...
January 15th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Tankers | Read More

Hot Pot News from GAC

Hot Pot News from GAC
  15-Jan-2018 REASSIGNMENT OF BOOKING SLOTS OF NEOPANAMAX VESSELS TRANSITING BEFORE BOOKED DATE Panama Canal, Panama PORT REOPENED AFTER CYCLONE PASSES Port Hedland, Australia SEASONAL ICE PROCEDURE STATUS UPDATE (CHANGE 7) Delaware River & Bay, United States Reassignment of...
January 15th, 2018 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

New look London Boat Show celebrates vibrant atmosphere across five-day format

New look London Boat Show celebrates vibrant atmosphere  across five-day format
… The 2018 London Boat Show drew to a close yesterday (Sunday 14 January 2018) amidst incredible sales reports, a vibrant atmosphere, strong visitor numbers and the fantastic launch of the all new Boating & Watersports Holiday Show. The changes made to the 2018 Show were a success amongst exhibitors...
January 15th, 2018 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Rowing, Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

Crowley announces plans to build new 100,000-Barrel Alaska Class ATB to enhance Alaska Fuel Services

Crowley announces plans to build new 100,000-Barrel Alaska Class ATB to enhance Alaska Fuel Services
An artist’s impression of the tug-barge (ANCHORAGE, Alaska.; Jan. 15, 2018) ­– Crowley Fuels LLC announced today that it has signed a construction contract with Bollinger Shipyards to build a new Alaska Class 100,000-barrel-capacity articulated tug-barge (ATB) to transport multiple clean petroleum...
January 15th, 2018 | Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

Young designer scoops top prize with philanthropic superyacht design

Young designer scoops top prize with philanthropic superyacht design
Christopher Mobley, Superyacht UK Young Designer 2018 Philanthropic design proved the key to success at this year’s annual Superyacht UK Young Designer Competition 2018, in partnership with Pendennis Shipyard and Olesinski, as Christopher Mobley, a transport design student from Staffordshire...
January 15th, 2018 | Awards, Events, Exhibitions, News | Read More